Washington Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Washington taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction

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Washington state income tax

Washington has a population of over 7 million (2019) and is one of the wealthiest and most socially liberal states in the country. Beside being the only state named after a president, it is also the birthplace of Starbucks. The median household income is $70,979 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • no state-level income tax
  • subject to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)
  • no standard deductions and exemptions
Washington United States

From Wikipedia

Washington tax year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the tax year 2022 will start from July 01 2021 to June 30 2022.
Calculating your Washington state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. calculate your payroll tax liability [Net income × Payroll tax rate = Payroll tax liability]
  2. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Payroll tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

State payroll tax

Tax year Tax name Percent of taxable wage Up to taxable wage
2022 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 0.6% $147,000
2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 63.33% of 0.4% $142,800
2020 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 63% of 0.4% $137,700

State income tax brackets

No need to pay any state-level income tax.

State standard deduction

Since there is no income tax, there is no need for standard deductions.

State exemptions

Since there is no income tax, there is no need for exemptions.


What taxes do Washingtonians pay?

Beside the state-level payroll tax (0.6%), there is no income tax in Washington state.

How much do you make after taxes in Washington?

The take home pay for a single filer with an annual income of $71,000 is $57,000.64.
For a married couple with a combined annual wage of $142,000, the take home pay is $114,001.29.

How much taxes are deducted from a $71,000 paycheck in Washington?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1166.61 monthly or $538.44 bi-weekly.